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Jacob the liar DEFA film co-production GDR-Television ; directed by Frank Beyer.

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    Trapped in a ghetto with thousands of other Jews, facing starvation or deportation to the death camps, Jacob is detained one evening at Gestpo headquarters. Eavesdropping he overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. At first he is silent, but circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope. In order to be believed, he feigns access to a hidden, strictly forbidden radio. Quickly he becomes a one-man bulwark against despair, a reluctant hero, but a tragic figure still, a man ultimately powerless to see or change the fate of his people.
    Other Title
    Jakob der Lügner.
    Variant Title
    Jakob der Lügner
    Jakob the liar
    Format
    Video
    Published
    [Northampton, MA] : Icestorm International, 1999
    Locale
    Poland
    Other Authors/Editors
    Brodský, Vlastimil.
    Mueller-Stahl, Armin, 1930-
    Geschonneck, Erwin, 1906-2008.
    Hübchen, Henry, 1947-
    Kommerell, Blanche.
    Simon, Manuela.
    Bara, Margit, 1927-
    Beyer, Frank, 1932-2006.
    Becker, Jurek, 1937-1997.
    DEFA. Studio für Spielfilme.
    Fernsehen der DDR.
    Filmové studio Barrandov.
    Icestorm Entertainment GmbH.
    Icestorm International, Inc.
    Notes
    Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
    Icestorm International Classics on container.
    Director, Frank Beyer; director of photography, Günter Marczinkowsky; screenplay, Jurek Becker.
    Vlastimil Brodsky, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell, Manuela Simon, Margit Bara.
    VHS.
    English subtitles.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Physical Description
    1 videocassette (101 min.) : col. : 1/2 in.

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